The sound of rushing cascades invigorates the air and creates a soft mist that is cooling on even the warmest of days.
If a wedding by the water sounds like a fresh way to get hitched, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges has a range of options you can consider. Waterfalls are found in lush forest settings and create dramatic backdrops for a ceremony or photos. Many have decking or picnic areas at the rock pools and some may require a ‘walk’ in along a forest pathway – what a walk up the aisle that makes!
Planning your big day?
Take a wander and discover these celebration destinations with a difference.
Some weddings venues even have their own private waterside options.
La La Falls, Warburton – has pretty fern gullies and stone bridges
Steavensons Falls, Marysville - lit at night during summer
Wombelano Falls, Kinglake - walk through dramatic old growth forests
Toorongo Falls, Noojee – observation platform close up to the falls
Olinda Falls, Olinda – shortest walk from car park to falls
Sherbrooke Falls, Sherbrooke – lovely rockpools and close to picnic grounds
Chateau Wyuna – private waterfall and reception centre all in one.
Perfect for nature adorers looking for intimate spaces that reflect their passion for the outdoors.
Note: Some gatherings in public places may require a permit. Please check the Parks Victoria website for more information.